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  1. A Humane Economy

    A Humane Economy

    Written by Wilhelm Röpke, with a new Introduction by Samuel Gregg

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    “Of uncommon brilliance.” —Wall Street Journal

    “If any person in our contemporary world is entitled to a hearing, it is Wilhelm Röpke.” —New York Times

    Here is one of the most accessible and compelling introductions to economics ever written—the masterwork of the great economist Wilhelm Röpke. Featuring an excellent new introduction by Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute.

    A Humane Economy challenges not only the direction of much post-1945 economic science but also those who question the market economy’s moral and economic benefits.” —Samuel Gregg, from the new introduction

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  2. A Student's Guide to American Political Thought

    A Student's Guide to American Political Thought

    By George W. Carey

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    Carey’s primer instructs students on the fundamental matters of American political theory while telling them where to turn to obtain a better grasp on the ideas that have shaped the American political heritage.

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  3. A Student's Guide to Classics

    A Student's Guide to Classics

    By Bruce S. Thornton

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    Bruce Thornton's crisp and informative Student's Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome.

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  4. A Student's Guide to Economics

    A Student's Guide to Economics

    By Paul Heyne

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    What is economics? And what can you expect to learn from studying it?

    Find in this invaluable guide. In just 60 pages, you’ll get an education in one sitting.

    “These slim volumes come close to constituting mini–great books in themselves.” —Wall Street Journal

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  5. A Student's Guide to Literature

    A Student's Guide to Literature

    By R. V. Young

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    Learn how great fiction and poetry are integral to a liberal education, and visit the classic works of literature again—or for the first time.

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  6. A Student's Guide to Philosophy

    A Student's Guide to Philosophy

    By Ralph M. McInerny

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    A Student's Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America's leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame.

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  7. A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy

    A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy

    By Harvey C. Mansfield

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    A little book packed with wisdom desperately needed in this confused and contentious political climate

    Harvard’s Harvey C. Mansfield, one of America’s leading political theorists, directs our gaze past scandals and attack ads and polls to the great thinkers and classic books that should shape our understanding of the proper ends of politics. An education in one sitting.

    “These slim volumes come close to constituting mini–great books in themselves.” —Wall Street Journal

    “Pocket mentors.” —Chronicle of Higher Education 

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  8. A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum

    A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum

    By Mark C. Henrie

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    In a series of penetrating essays, A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculum explains the value of a traditional core of studies in Western civilization and then surveys eight courses available in most American universities which may be taken as electives to acquire such an education. This guide puts "the best" within reach of every student.

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  9. A Student's Guide to U.S. History

    A Student's Guide to U.S. History

    By Wilfred M. McClay

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    In this introduction to the study of American history, Wilfred M. McClay invites us to experience the perennial freshness and vitality of this great subject as he explores some of the enduring commitments and persistent tensions that have made America what it is.

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  10. Back on the Road to Serfdom

    Back on the Road to Serfdom

    Edited by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $23.96

    This shift toward statism “will not end happily,” declares bestselling author Thomas E. Woods. In Back on the Road to Serfdom, Woods brings together ten top scholars to examine why the size and scope of government has exploded, and to reveal the devastating consequences of succumbing to the statist temptation.

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  11. Conscience and Its Enemies

    Conscience and Its Enemies

    By Robert P. George

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    “Brilliant . . . Should be required reading.”Commentary

    “[George] speaks for a sizable number of conscientious objectors to America’s ruling liberal secularism.” —New York Times Book Review

    This updated and expanded edition of Robert P. George’s acclaimed Conscience and Its Enemies exposes the emptiness of secular liberalism’s smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues.

    “As a critic of liberalism, George is devastating.” —National Review

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  12. Econoclasts

    Econoclasts

    By Brian Domitrovic

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    “Riveting . . . The landmark new history of the supply-side revolution.” —National Review

    The groundbreaking Econoclasts is more than just the definitive history of the supply-side revolution. It also reveals the foundations of America’s prosperity even as those foundations are under attack.

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  13. Freedom and Virtue

    Freedom and Virtue

    Edited by George W. Carey

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price $12.00

    Like no other single work, Freedom and Virtue explores what unites and divides the adherents of these two important American traditions—shedding much light on our current political landscape. Learn More
  14. It Didn't Have to Be This Way

    It Didn't Have to Be This Way

    Written by Harry C. Veryser

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Special Price $23.16

    “Excellent . . . I highly recommend this book.” —RON PAUL

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  15. Living Constitution, Dying Faith

    Living Constitution, Dying Faith

    By Bradley C. S. Watson

    Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price $20.00

    “Watson is dead-on in his analysis of the living Constitution. Filling an important void in recent scholarship, this work powerfully explains how modern jurisprudence began with the Progressives’ mugging of America’s first principles in the name of history and change.” —Matthew Spalding, Hillsdale College

    “The transformation of the judiciary into an activist legislator of social change has been one of the most remarked-upon—and, among conservatives, decried—political developments of the past century. In Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence, political philosopher Bradley C. S. Watson does an impressive job of analyzing how, exactly, this happened.” —National Review

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  16. The American Cause

    The American Cause

    Written by Russell Kirk, edited with a new Introduction by Gleaves Whitney

    Regular Price: $13.00

    Special Price $10.40

    “This short, easy-to-read book should be required reading for every student.” —Townhall.com

    “A welcome reminder of what is good and worthwhile in our heritage.” —First Things

    The American Cause explains in simple yet eloquent language the bedrock principles upon which America's experiment in constitutional self-government is built.

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  17. The Closing of the Muslim Mind

    The Closing of the Muslim Mind

    By Robert R. Reilly

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisis—and the threat to us all

    “Brilliant and groundbreaking.” —National Review Online

    “A book that may offer the key to both understanding and perhaps defeating the ongoing war of terror against the West.” —American Spectator


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  18. The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945

    The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945

    By George H. Nash

    Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price $20.00

    First published in 1976, and revised in 1996, George H. Nash's celebrated history of the postwar conservative intellectual movement has become the unquestioned standard in the field.

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  19. The Great Tradition

    The Great Tradition

    Edited by Richard M. Gamble

    Regular Price: $20.00

    Special Price $16.00

    Classic readings on the meaning and value of a true education by everyone from Plato and Aristotle to C. S. Lewis

    “Traces the thread of education as it is woven into our cultural fabric, spanning more than 2,000 years, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary writers. . . . A rich resource for families, teachers, and schools.”
    —Randall Murphree, American Family Association

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  20. The Office of Assertion

    The Office of Assertion

    By Scott F. Crider

    Regular Price: $15.00

    Special Price $12.00

    “The best guide to the writing of essays that I have ever seen.” —Jeffrey Hart, professor of English emeritus, Dartmouth College

    A frivolous argument or inflated claim is often dismissed with the reply, “That’s just rhetoric!” But as Scott Crider explains in The Office of Assertion, the classical tradition of rhetoric is both a productive and a liberal art.

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  21. The Quest for Community

    The Quest for Community

    By Robert Nisbet

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    One of the leading thinkers to emerge in the postwar conservative intellectual revival was the sociologist Robert Nisbet. His book The Quest for Community, published in 1953, stands as one of the most persuasive accounts of the dilemmas confronting modern society.

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  22. The Roots of American Order

    The Roots of American Order

    Written by Russell Kirk, with a new Foreword by Forrest McDonald

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    What holds America together? In this classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth.

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  23. The Writer's Workshop

    The Writer's Workshop

    Gregory L. Roper

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    The Writer's Workshop takes an approach to teaching writing that is new only because it is so old. Today, rhetoric and composition typically proceed by ignoring what was done for 2,500 years in Western education.

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  24. We Still Hold These Truths

    We Still Hold These Truths

    By Matthew Spalding

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    “Invaluable . . . The book that Americans need now.” —National Review

    “The single best introduction to the political thought of the American Founding.” —Weekly Standard

    The essential guide to rolling back the progressive assault and putting America back on course

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  25. What Is Conservatism?

    What Is Conservatism?

    Edited by Frank S. Meyer, new foreword by Jonah Goldberg

    Regular Price: $18.00

    Special Price $14.40

    Featuring a new foreword by #1 bestselling author Jonah Goldberg, this conservative classic is as relevant today as ever, with brilliant essays by some of conservatism’s greatest thinkers, including F. A. Hayek, William F. Buckley Jr., and Russell Kirk.

    What Is Conservatism? is one of my favorite books. . . . It is The Federalist Papers of American conservatism.” —JONAH GOLDBERG

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  26. What So Proudly We Hail

    What So Proudly We Hail

    Edited by Leon R. Kass, Amy A. Kass, Diana Schaub

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $19.96

    The Book of Virtues for patriots.” —Mona Charen

    A marvelous collection of the greatest American stories, speeches, poems, and songs.

    “Open it to any page and immediately begin exploring timeless questions of American creed and culture” (Weekly Standard)

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